Hardware Design Engineers

Ref No. BHN507054
Salary £40 - £55/hour
Location West Midlands, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract (6 Months)
Job Status Open


Exciting contract opportunities for experienced Hardware Design Engineers to work for a leading Automotive Tier 1. Successful candidates will have proven Analogue Design & Power Electronics experience ideally in Automotive or Safety Critical.


Microcontroller, Power, Analogue, Circuit Design

The Job

This role is INSIDE IR35

Pay rate: £40-£55ph Umbrella

Based in West Midlands with WFH available.

The Role:
Responsible to the relevant Applications Team Leader, you will be part of a group developing ECU designs for a range of products. You will undertake ECU application design and development activities for market leading EPS solutions in a dynamic, multi-project, multi-disciplined, safety related product environment.
The role requires a strong understanding of high volume electronic design (covering many areas - from microcontrollers to power electronics). A strong knowledge of engineering and manufacturing processes/ tools is, also, required.

What you'll do:

  • Electronic Circuit Design: Development of electronic circuit designs, covering a wide range of digital and analogue technologies, for high volume, safety critical automotive control systems. Good understanding of electronic components and manufacturing assembly techniques and processes
  • Electronic Circuit Analysis: Tolerancing and worse case analysis using various simulation (eg. Saber, Spice) and analysis tools (eg. Excel, Mathcad)
  • Safety and Reliability Analysis: Performing FMEA, FTA, reliability analysis in support of ISO 26262/IEC61508 work packages and analysis
  • Generation of requirements, design documents and test documents: Generating documentation in support of the clients procedures and engineering design and development activities
  • Validation, Verification and Test: Generate test plans and conduct validation/verification/test programmes to ensure designs are fit for purpose and conform to design requirements

What we are looking for

  • Educated to degree level (in a relevant subject)
  • Experience in analogue and/or power electronics
  • Excellent communication skills; particularly reporting


  • Member of relevant professional body (e.g. IET)
  • Experience in key safety analysis processes (e.g. ISO 26262, FMEA, FTA etc.)
  • Automotive system and design experience (e.g. requirements, processes and tools)
  • Power Electronics 3-phase motor drivers, inverters, power supply design

James Swift
manages this role


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